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I am a Seattle Architect and can answer architecture and design related questions. Ask me about material suggestions or usage. Ask me about design options - what is good design and what is bad. Ask me about choosing exterior house colors and furniture layout options. Ask me about detailing and assembling houses or components in the home. Ask me about green design or materials. Ask me about choosing an architect, the architectural services, basement remodels, second story additions, and whole house remodels. Ask me about garage design, bathroom remodels, laundry and mudroom design, family room additions, and roof deck additions.

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Over 12 years of practice in the Architectural field including three years of internship plus 5 years of school. I have taught at the Knowlton School of Architecture at the Ohio State University and lectured at Carnegie Mellon University. I currently own and run the Seattle Architecture Firm, Motionspace Architecture + Design PLLC.


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BArch from Carnegie Mellon University & Andrew Carnegie Scholar

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2016-08-10 Concert Hall Architecture Design for playing Orchestra.:

Acoustic Design is both a challenge and an opportunity to create something unique. It is critical to have a good acoustic consultant. A design may be driven by acoustics or by other factors. But in either

2016-08-04 Demand for Architects in United States.:

Hi Prashant,    Good question. I would say that could be answered by looking at the AIA's billing index. Here is information about this:    It tracks

2016-07-30 Stadium Architecture.:

Hi Prashant,    Good question. A stadium roof is a very expensive structure to build, because of the long spans. And an operable roof would be even more expensive, so many times it just comes down to cost

2016-02-27 Fixer Upper:

Hi Robert,    You should call the local building department to verify the requirements in your area. They are different in every area so there is no standard. Typically for remodeling, a building permit

2015-12-08 Elevation design & prototype design fee:

Hi David,    I'm not entirely sure the question. How do you determine the fee for the structures after you design the first one? Typically we would charge for the drawings necessary to permit those structures


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